Laura Valentini

Associate Professor für Politikwissenschaft an der London School of Economics and Political Science

Aufenthalt am Forschungskolleg Humanwissenschaften:
Januar−Februar 2018

Forschungsthema am Forschungskolleg Humanwissenschaften:
»Morality and Social Construction«

When and why are socially constructed norms, such as legal and conventional norms, genuinely morally binding? My project, titled Morality and Social Construction, addresses this question. It traces the moral significance of socially constructed norms to the agential commitments that underpin them. It explains why those commitments ought to be respected, provided the content of the corresponding norms is consistent with persons’ equal moral status. This marks the difference between genuinely morally binding norms and bad ideological ones, which reflect and crystallize unjust power relations. The project explores the implications of this conclusion for three core questions in moral, legal, and political philosophy: the grounding of moral rights, the obligation to obey the law, and the demands of justice in the face of cultural pluralism. (Laura Valentini)

Förderung des Aufenthaltes:
DFG-Kollegforschergruppe »Justitia Amplificata. Rethinking Justice − Applied and Global«

Wissenschaftliches Profil von Laura Valentini

Laura Valentini ist Associate Professor an der London School of Economics and Political Science. Zuvor war sie Dozentin am University College London sowie Gastwissenschaftlerin an der Australian National University, dem Swedish Collegium for Advanced Studies, der Universität Uppsala und der Harvard University. 2015 wurde sie mit dem Philip Leverhulme Prize in Politics and International Relations ausgezeichnet.

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Politische Theorie der Gegenwart, Demokratietheorie, internationale Gerechtigkeit und Menschenrechte, Freiheitstheorie

Veröffentlichungen (Auswahl):
  1. »Dignity and Human Rights: A Reconceptualization«, in: Oxford Journal of Legal Studies, Bd. 4, Nr. 1, 2017, S. 862-885.
  2. (mit Christian List), »Freedom as Independence«, in: Ethics, Bd. 126, Nr. 4 (2016), S. 1043-1074.
  3. »Social Samaritan Justice: When and Why Needy Fellow Citizens Have a Right to Assistance«, in: American Political Science Review, Bd. 109, Nr. 4 (2015), S. 735-749.
  4. »No Global Demos, No Global Democracy? A Systematization and Critique«, in: Perspectives on Politics, Bd. 12, Nr. 4 (2014), S. 789-807.
  5. Justice in a Globalized World: A Normative Framework, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2011.